Ricardo Vidargas was born in San Miguel de Allende in 1955. From a very early age Ricardo enjoyed the challenges that photography offered him and, regardless of what his parents thought, pursued his dream of becoming a photographer.

In the early 70’s Ricardo attended the Instituto Allende under the tutelage of George Konduris, a retired photographer after which he assisted Charmane McGee at Bellas Artes, the National Institute of Art and Literature in Mexico City.

In the late 70’s Ricardo moved to New York to pursue his life-long dream. Ricardo’s strong technical background and outstanding portfolio assisted him in landing jobs with very well established photographers.

For the next 5 years Ricardo worked in all aspects of photography, attended workshops at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and traveled all over the world.

In the mid-80’s Ricardo opened his own studio specializing in tabletop photography. Once established, Ricardo found his niche in architectural photography, one of his favorite subjects since childhood.

In the mid-90’s Ricardo made the decision to return to his home town of San Miguel de Allende, where he quickly landed employment as Director of Photography at the Instituto Allende. For thenext seven years Ricardo taught a BFA program based on ‘The Zone System’.

Ricardo’s outstanding architectural book ‘Haciendas: Spanish Colonial Houses in the U.S. and Mexico’ was recently published by Rizzoli Publications New York.

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